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Seeking New FT CEO / Company Leader

Confidential Company on 02/22/2021

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Management - Executive

Company Type: Retailer

State: WI


Country: United States

Required Experience:

Job Type: Full Time


Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel:

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements

Thirty year old fishing tackle company is currently seeking a new FT CEO / Company Leader. We’ve recently added a senior level person and are now looking for the top guy. We are one of the top emerging brands at Walmart. In addition to this, in 2020 we had eight out of the top twenty bestselling products with the #1 largest distributor in the US. The opportunity for growth is endless.

Job brief

We are looking for an experienced Chief Executive Officer or CEO to supervise and control all strategic and business aspects of the company. You will be the first in command in the company and responsible for giving the proper strategic direction as well as creating a vision for success.  To thrive as a CEO you must be a prudent manager and an inspiring leader. The ideal candidate will have a business mindset and will be able to see the “big picture” in a variety of settings. They will take actions to enhance the company’s cash flow while keeping the human factor in perspective. The goal is to drive the company’s development and guide it towards IPO, Strategic M&A or continue to build on our long-term success record.


=         Develop high quality business strategies and plans ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives

=         Lead and motivate subordinates to advance employee engagement develop a high performing managerial team

=         Oversee all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission

=         Make high-quality investing decisions to advance the business and increase profits

=         Enforce adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the company’s legality and business ethics

=         Review financial and non-financial reports to devise solutions or improvements

=         Build trust relations with key partners and stakeholders and act as a point of contact for important shareholders

=         Analyze problematic situations and occurrences and provide solutions to ensure company survival and growth

=         Maintain a deep knowledge of the markets and industry of the company


=         Proven experience in other C-Level position

=         Proficiency in global logistics and wholesale / retail consumer products

=         Experience in developing profitable strategies and implementing vision

=         Strong understanding of corporate finance and performance management principles

=         Familiarity with diverse business functions such as marketing, PR, finance, patent law, licensing, etc.

=         In-depth knowledge of corporate governance and general management best practices

=         An entrepreneurial mindset with outstanding organizational and leadership skills

=         Analytical abilities and problem-solving skills

=         MSc/MA in business administration or relevant field. 

=         Can work well in both the board room and in the founders living room